16 Jul 2019

A super line up of events for 2019

We’ve got some great events happening here at Capel-le-Ferne in 2019 – and we are working hard to fill the rest of the calendar. The Memorial and The Scramble Experience are great to visit at any time, but when there is something extra on offer, it really makes a day out special. And don’t forget the cafe and shop are always open, too. There’s more useful information here

 

Spitfires over Capel-le-Ferne

Our friends from Aero Legends offer unique flights alongside – or even inside – vintage aircraft, including the iconic Spitfire. The good news for us is that most of their flights take in the Memorial, giving those of us watching from the ground almost as much of a thrill as those who are experiencing the trip of a lifetime.

So come down to the site on any of the dates below and you stand a great chance of seeing a Spitfire, Hurricane – or perhaps even both – in the sky over the Memorial. Even the accompanying aircraft – a De Havilland Devon… Read more

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9 Oct 2019

Cadet’s reminder of a great day

A young cadet who played an important part in this July’s Memorial Day at Capel-le-Ferne has been presented with a framed photograph to remind her of her special day. Group Captain Patrick Tootal DL RAF, secretary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, presented the photograph to 14 year-old Cadet Kalina Maggs, who carried the […]… Read more

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8 Oct 2019

2019’s last chance for museum visit

Our friends at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, just a few miles away on the site of a former WW2 airfield at Hawkinge, will soon be closing their doors for the winter. The museum has a superb collection of aircraft and other machinery, artefacts, personal memorabilia and many more fascinating historial items from the […]… Read more

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7 Oct 2019

Fascinating talk on memorial history

Award-winning academic, former RAF Wing Commander and Battle of Britain Memorial Trustee Sophy Gardner MBE RAF (rtd) delivered a fascinating talk on The RAF and Memorials on Sunday (6 Oct) as the Trust’s autumn season of events continued. Sophy, who has been given access to the royal archives about the RAF Memorial and has presented […]… Read more

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1 Oct 2019

VC hero’s story told by proud nephew

The story of how reluctant hero James Nicolson VC DFC came to be awarded the only Victoria Cross presented to a member of Fighter Command in the whole of the Second World War was told to an appreciative audience in the Geoffrey Page Centre in The Wing on Sunday (29 Sept). Jim Nicolson, the nephew […]… Read more

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26 Sep 2019

Photo-friendly site to host photo workshop

A photography workshop that promises to be “educational, inspirational and fun” is being held at the Memorial, the setting for many great images over the years. The National Memorial to the Few and the surrounding features of the site, from the iconic Spitfire and Hurricane replicas to the Spitfire wing-shaped Wing building, makes the clifftop […]… Read more

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24 Sep 2019

Autumn talks off to a great start

Commander David Houston, formerly of the South African Navy, began the Trust’s autumn series of talks with an interesting and detailed lecture on Exercise Magersfontein on Sunday (22 Sept). This was a naval exercise held in 1988 to demonstrate South Africa’s ability to carry out long-range and extended amphibious operations against the background of the […]… Read more

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23 Sep 2019

Learn about Fighter Command’s only VC

A tale of immense bravery will feature in the next of our Sunday afternoon talks at The Wing, when Jim Nicolson gives a presentation on his uncle, James Nicolson VC, the only Fighter Command pilot to have been awarded the Victoria Cross in the whole of the Second World War. On 16 August 1940, Nicolson’s […]… Read more

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16 Sep 2019

Don’t miss our first guest speaker

Don’t forget that our exciting autumn talks season begins this Sunday (22 September) with a talk on Exercise Magersfontein by Commander David Houston, who served in the South African Navy. Exercise Magersfontein was held in 1988 to demonstrate the South African Navy’s ability to carry out long-range and extended operations. It was also the first […]… Read more

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10 Sep 2019

Join us on Battle of Britain Day

Please join us this weekend as we commemorate a day that saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Battle of Britain. Battle of Britain Day is held each year on 15 September, and the Trust marks it with a short service of commemoration at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne. Members of […]… Read more

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